The NIH Director
NIH to be featured on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal
C-SPAN’s Washington Journal hosted its full 3-hour show on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus on Friday, December 6, 2013. Host Steve Scully spoke with NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and several of the NIH institute and center directors about the impact of reductions to the NIH budget on cancer, HIV/AIDS, genomics and mental health research. Viewers were able to call in and ask questions. You can view each Director’s segment at: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/event/228147 .
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins talked about the mission and role of the NIH, its medical research priorities, and the impact of the sequester cuts on biomedical research.
NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci talked about HIV/AIDS research, meningitis outbreaks, and the impact of sequestration on NIAID’s research portfolio.
NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green talked about human genome research and its impact on the future of medicinal treatment in the U.S.
NCI Director Dr. Harold Varmus talked about advances in cancer research and funding for cancer research.